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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
jerry brown signed several bills into law including three addressing a deadly pipeline explosion from two years ago. the bills sponsored from assemblyman jerry hill saying they put the public utilities commission on notice they must improve overnight. first requires utilities commissioned to adopt safety regulations. and other two give more power regulate bonuses at utility companies. >> hundreds of workers rallied for bill of rights today outside of the state capitol. housekeepers and nannies delivered a petition with 25,000 signatures and urging them thoim sign a measure providing them with basics such as overtime and meal breaks this makes it so all domestic workers if you're caring for elderly or peoples' children they're able to have the rights you that need. >> governor brown has 10 days to sign that legislation or let it die. >> and one of the bills signed allows californians to register to vote on election day. abc 7 news joins us to talk about the taus of that as well as terms. >> supporters of same day registration say this will improve democracy. california has among lowest
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
it trigger an arms race in the persian gulf. t.j. winick, abc7 news. >>> governor brown signed a bill that gives some comfort to a burlingame family whose 19-year-old son died in a car crash after a night of drinking on a party bus. >> reporter: we are here at the home where the parents just spoke with assemblyman jerry hill. they've been working together for the past two years trying to push this legislation. you can say today is a feeling of victory, but bittersweet for the lives that will be saved in memory of 19-year-old brett studebaker. in the shadow of the tree house their son brett helped build doug and linda studebaker embrace and fight back tears. >> i feel really honored to stand here and honor brett in this way >> reporter: in 2010, their 19-year-old son brett died after celebrating a friend's 20 first birthday on a party bus. at the end of night he ran into a wall alcohol level three times the legal limit. governor brown signed the law sunday. it will close a loophole in current law that holds limo operators, but not charter buses responsible for underaged drinking.
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
check it out. >> nice explanation, terry thanks. >>> governor brown reaching across the aisle and back in time the governor signed a bill authorizing construction of a statue of the late ronald reagan at the state cap cal, reagan former california governor and president. -- during yesterday's bill signing, brown cited reagan's courage and leadership ability. reagan unseated brown's father pat brown in the 1966 governor's race. the statue will be built with private funds. >>> looking outside the fog is trying so hard to lift. >> trying, having a hard time today still have flight arrival delays into sfo not going to keep the heat from coming our way could be excessive and dangerous at times this weekend. i'll show you where the heat advisory was just issued, and how hot it going to get in >>> the latest search for former teamsters boss jimmy hoffa is under a michigan driveway right now authorities just finished drilling into a concrete floor of a shed in detroit to determine if it covers hoffa's final resting place. hoffa disappeared in 1975, a tip from a man who claims he saw a bod
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
was. they're looking for two men last sneen a brown car. dozens of shots fired. >> governor brown built his image by getting around town with a driver in an old blue preliminary youth. he no longer drives that, and thanks to people at google he doesn't need a driver and there is legislation authorizing driverless car that's can change the way we park our cars. and david louie is live with more. >> we know how tough it is when traffic backs up. don't you wish you can turn driving over to someone else? that is what engineers are working on. a self driving car and california is now closer to making that a reality. this new breed appears decemberinned for california roads. google has been testing a fleed of prius high bridz that use gps, radar and naf nation. governor brown says he's impressed. >> today, we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality he was there to sign a bill authored by state senator alex padilla. >> we can safe lives and create jobs and that is a great bill, whether you're an engineer or politician. >> 40,000 americans are killed nearly in auto accid
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. >> your boss no longer able to demand access to your social media accounts. governor brown signed a pair of privacy bills into law making it illegal for employers and colleges to ask for user names and pass words. the restrictions do not apply to employer issued device autos the governor signed a law preventing neglected or injured animals from being returned to the owners. there bill signed to expand online education. it expands availability of the online classes in high schools and eliminates financial obstacles for school district autos happening now, hundreds of new citizens in the bay area, 1200 people from 98 countries took an oath this morning at paramount theater. they became citizens in time to register to vote for the upcoming election. uc berkeley chancellor gave the address at the carry moan. he's from canada. >> good news, national football league will have referees this weekend and the play from the game was the straw ta broke the back. the nfl and union reached an eight year agreement and gives more money and gives the league an option to replace bad reps. >> so you never
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and two passengers complained of smoke inhalation. >> governor brown was in google today for a joyride. the co-founder gave the governor a ride in a driverless car. brown signed into law a little requiring the department to set up regulations by the year 2015. and he says the car will make the roads safer and more enjoyable. >> there is a lot of time frustrated behind the wheel. and this is a great feeling of relief. >> the driverless car has been on bay area roads and logged 300,000 miles and only one accident. >> there is a federal energy department gave tesla motors permission to restructure a loan and says the new terms will settle debt in just 10 years if the company becomes profitable and there are papers filed saying production problems with its new model s. >> and there is a man wanted for child molestation has been arrested in mexico. police say he fled to avoid arrests and investigators tracked him down after looking at his wife's financial records. they believe she was arrested in june z on friday, investigators used her information to trace phone calls. fire damaged a home
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Sep 27, 2012 11:35pm PDT
tsa officer has been caught stealing more than pythias brown. he manned a luggage screening machine at newark and estimates he stole some $800,000 worth of items from passenger luggage in a four-year crime spree. >> i could tell whether it was cameras or laptops or portable cameras or whatever kind of electronic was in the bag. >> reporter: that's what you wanted? >> yeah. >> reporter: once you saw that -- >> i would alarm the bag. >> reporter: that gave you the justification to open it? >> yes. >> reporter: just out of prison, where he served three years, brown told abc news theft was easy. part of a culture of indifferences at tsa, whose officers are among the lowest paid employees of the federal government. you knew what you were doing was wrong? >> yes. >> reporter: but you did it anyway? >> yes. >> reporter: why did you do it? >> just playing in with the rest of them, of, i don't care and, they ain't treating us right and they're not paying us right. >> reporter: brown showed us the action he used at the airport where he says no one is checked for stolen goods. >> it was so eas
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of immigrants may apply for a driver's license, governor brown granting right to drive anyone who qualifying for the new federal work permit program. and advocates say it will take a little time to build the trust. >> i think it's going to take a few months for individuals once receiving their action then they'll be applying for licenses. >> california is the first state to ban driver's licenses -- grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. >> governor brown vetoed so called domestic workers bill of rights that would have granted overtime to 200,000 nan yeez housekeepers the governor said it left too many questions unanswered including how it would apply to employees including baby-sitters. >> the california state university began accepting applications for the appreciateman class but will not be evaluating them until november and there is a better idea of funding going forward and if not approved it will lose nornl $250 million. >> coming up, the trader joe's peanut butter recall expands to several other chains, where, straight ahead. >> then from michael finney tonight
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> your private information is a little safer tonight thanks to a law signed today by governor brown preventing employers from asking for your facebook or other social media pass words so they can checkup on you. there is where we are are live tonight with a look at what this new law will mean to you and your boss. >> governor brown stopped a technology trend before it became a problem. >> i receive aid tweet. >> in this world governor brown used twitter to announce he's approved a pair of bill making it illegal to ask for those pass words saying california pieo yeared a -- pioneered a social revolution. and a growing number of employers were asking for pass words and to see their facebook pages. and there are recruiters not allowed to ask questions but they defend this practice because ate lous them to make sure they aren't hiding a big secret. and there is andy jones says so many people are desperate they'll hand it over but that is not the way to find out more about a phone shall employee. >> there are all of us have private lives we have to keep private and not having to worry ab
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >>> governor brown vetoed a bill that would have banned government agencies like bart cutting off cell phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a bart police shooting. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor says the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. the governor did sign a new legislation that targets abuses by the used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a deal that limited the interest rate. governor jerry brown has 108 bills left to sign before tomorrow's deadline. >>> the power is back on for 11,000 customers in the east bay tonight. it was cutoff for hours after a squirrel crawled into a power substation and did some damage. pg&e says the outage started after 5:00 p.m. in the oakland hills and the berkeley hills. crews restored power before it went out again. the problem has now been fixed. >>> in san francisco, a close call for a dri
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
found near his body at the scene. the family says it was planted. >>> governor brown vetoed a bill that would have banned government agencies like bart cutting off cell phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a bart police shooting. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor says the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. the governor did sign a new legislation that targets abuses by the used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a deal that limited the interest rate. governor jerry brown has 108 bills left to sign before tomorrow's deadline. >>> the power is back on for 11,000 customers in the east bay tonight. it was cutoff for hours after a squirrel crawled into a power substation and did some damage. pg&e says the outage started after 5:00 p.m. in the oakland hills and the berkeley hills. crews restored power before it went out again. the pr
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
through that. >> reporter: cleveland browns player josh cribbs getting ready to play tonight tweeted, "it's about time. it was definitely necessary." the refs, underdogs when the talks began, ended up getting what they wanted. a pay boost and more pension money in the aftermath of the now infamous call. now, the ref who made the call on monday stands by it, he says he made the right call. that quote now really just a footnote as the real refs get a warm reception back on the gridiron. george? >> i bet they will, david. thank you. >>> and now to what could be a break in a very cold case. what happened to jimmy hoffa, the union boss who disappeared 37 years ago? there have been all kinds of rumors about where he ended up, and now, thanks to a death bed tip, this mystery might soon be solved. abc's john donvan is on the beat. >> reporter: following a tip from a dying man, police are looking at this property in roseville, michigan, at the driveway, to be specific, under which may lie the solution to a 37-year-old national mystery. whatever happened to jimmy hoffa? and where did they dump
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
. the officials were back on the field for the browns/ravens game after a deal was struck to end their lockout. baltimore beat cleveland 24-16. but a lot of people say the winners were the fans to see the game officiated by the pros. >>> the filmmaker behind the anti-islamic movie that sparked protests around the islamic world has been arrested in california. he apparently had eight violations. a judge said he posed a flight risk. and had a lengthy pattern of deception. among them, allegedly lying about making the film. >>> israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, went low-tech to sound the alarm about iran's high-tech threat. he told the united nations general assembly that iran will have enough enriched uranium to build a bomb by next summer. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> later, netanyahu met with secretary of state hillary clinton, making his case for military action. >>> the campaign countdowns are in full swings this morning. five days until the first debate. 39 days until the
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
council meeting for support. in the newsroom, i'm thomas ramon. >>> gov. jerry brown has band agency to cut off velez phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a police shooting back in august of 2011. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor said the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. >>> the governor did sign new legislation that targets abuse by used car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for at least 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a bill that limited the dealers' i interest rates. he has eight bills left to sign or veto before tonight's deadline. >>> in vallejo, federal investigators are helping police with a fire they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of mayor ostby davis. it started early yesterday morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> reporter: the inside of mayor ostby davis' private law office is a burned-out shell
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
valerie brown says she thinks there is a place for both businesses. >> i have as much advocate for the airport as i do for the fly fishing establishment. i think we need all the business we can have in sonoma county. >>reporter: also points out the airport has a fire suppression pond on their property. >> there's water all around there. it's not been a problem in the past past. i certainly wouldn't want to discount the fact that it could be. >>reporter: that position an angers don smith who sits on the county airport land use commission. they advice the board of supervisors. >> there's no question we found it incompatible, why we did. >>reporter: no. 1 concern is that the additional pond will bring more birds. increase the chance of an accident. that's what happened to pilot greg bear just as he was about to lift off in february. large goose smacked his plane. >> made a huge huge thud. there's no miss taking that i hit something. definitely opened my eyes to how bad it could be. >> this is what scarce me. take somebody gets killed before we react to this? >>reporter: but the debate
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Sep 28, 2012 1:05am PDT
supervisor valerie brown says she thinks there is a place for both businesses. >> i have as much advocate for the airport as i do for the fly fishing establishment. i think we need all the business we can have in sonoma county. >>reporter: also points out the airport has a fire suppression pond on their property. >> there's water all around there. it's not been a problem past. i certainly wouldn't want to discount the fact that it could be. >>reporter: that position an angers don smith who sits on the county airport land use commission. they advice the board of supervisors. >> there's no question we found it incompatible, why we did. >>reporter: no. 1 concern is that the additional pond will bring more birds. increase the chance of an accident. that's what happened to pilot greg bear just as he was about to lift off in february. large goose smacked his plane. >> madehud a huge huge thud. there's no miss taking that i hit something. definitely opened my eyes to how bad it could be. >> this is what scarce me. take somebody gets killed before we react to this? >>reporter: but the de
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >>> governor brown today is giving juveniles a second chance by saying no to a controversial therapy and denying children multiple parents. the governor signed a bill that will give some juvenile sentenced to life without parole a chance to earn it, but not before serving at least 15 years. he also approved a bill ending a type of psychotherapy making gay teenagers straight. governor vetoed a bill that would allow judges to decide if some parents should have more than two legal parents. brown still has more bills to sign or veto before midnight. >>> still to come on abc7 news at six, nearly 50,000 people and $120 million in revenue. the big convention that's drawing a huge crowd. the efforts to save a community mural. we will tell you what community members are trying to prevent. and a close call during the carmageddon 2 project >> oracle's 30th world open user conference is underway. larry ellison is at the mike. he is expected to announce a major change in oracle's database business. specifically oracle will introduce their new 12-c database. the conference runs through wednesday. a se
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
brown has band agency to cut off velez phone service without a court order. that's what bart did during a protest against a police shooting back in august of 2011. the bill was a direct response to that decision. the governor said the measure could divert attention away from a true emergency. >>> the governor did sign new legislation that targets abuse by car dealers who sell older cars to people with bad credit. now they will have to provide warranties for at least 30 days and post a fair market value on the vehicles they are selling. governor brown vetoed a bill that limited the interest rates. he has eight bills left to sign or veto before tonight's deadline. >>> in vallejo, federal investigators are helping police with a fire they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of mayor ostby davis. it start the early yesterday morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> reporter: the in said of mayor ostby davis's private law office is a burned-out shell of melted machines, singed walls and crime scene tape. police say this is a fire that is more
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
gay teenagers straight. governor brown signed that bill into law last night. the senator who wrote it says it stops children from being psychologically abuse. conservative religious groups and some republicans argue that law hinders parental rights. >>> new era for grocery shoppers in san francisco you have to bring your own shopping bags or pay. part of the crackdown on plastic bags you don't bring your own bags, you are going to be charged 10 cents for a bag. next year restaurants will be that ban designed to help san francisco reach zero waste goal. >> just carry -- [ unintelligible ] the first presidential debate two days away how the candidates are preparing to scare off. >> schwarzenegger spilling -- revealing secrets on "good morning america" what he is saying%dírr about cheating on maria shriver and the secrets he kept. >>> we know too much tv is not good for kids but >> secret affairs. confrontation over his love child. schwarzenegger is revealing in his new book things he hid from his ex-wife and the public. >> t.j. winick joins us with the stunning bombshells dropped. >
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
public schools and university that's will have to be paid back. the brown administration says it's aware of the wall of debt. governor brown slowed it down when taking office two years ago. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> the debt is soaring. so are the temperatures. >> it's remarkably and warm right now. >> this is and it's slow to cool down. there are temperatures well into the 90s across the bay area. there is a live view right now from our camera looking towards golden gate you can see here the four ground and no fog at the coast so there is no cooling sea breeze to bring temperatures down. let's take a look at live doppler 7 hd that shows you absence of coastal fog. so skies clear from coast to inland and warm conditions prevail from coast to inland. now, it's 80 degrees in san francisco at this hour and there is 73 in half moon bay. low 90s in oakland and fremont. there is 88 down in san jose. there is clear, mild and cooler for the end of the week. now a water vapor image shows a low well off shore moving away from us. and this is making room for hot air dominating our weather
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> procrastinators in california can now register to vote as late as election day. governor brown signed legislation allowing same-day registration. the deadline used to be 15 days before election. if voters cannot be verified on spot they would be allowed to cast a provisional ballot to be counted if their information checks out. opponents are worried about being able to verify information in a timely manner. they state could lead to fraud and delays in final vote counts. >> this is being fought in states across the country with mixed results. >>> 5:06. kind of dreamy as you drive golden gate bridge with the misty fog. >> right there on the bridge deck. >>> thickest at the coast trying to spill across the go -- the golden gate bridge you are going to get thicker fog over the next hour or two quarter mile visibility at half moon bay, one and three quarters in santa rosa winds aren't that strong so fog won't spread too much especially north bay valleys west wind along the coast expect some of that fog to move into the bay we'll keep an eye on sfo to see if it creates flight delays like we
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
as long as three days or three weeks. >>> governor jerry brown has signed into law that affect bay area residents. one regulates the use of red light cameras statewide. the bill prohibits the use of red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires the camera locations based on safety considerations and nothing else. and to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticket drivers to get it cleared. >> governor brown expanded the bill on openly carried handguns. new law makes it misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm in a public place, but it does not apply to hunters, members of the military or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranges. >> san francisco's plastic bag ban is almost here. on monday you will have to pay 10 cents for a bag from the city's retailers. none of them will be allowed to offer you plastic. it goes down to smaller mom and pop stores. in july of next year it expands to include restaurants. ban is intended to help san francisco reach the zero waste goal. >> a casino has filed a claim against the
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
mayor jerry brown taking a different approach to help poor families instead of giving aid it helps them figure out their own paths towards self sufficient. >> we're looking at character loans so that if you don't meet other criteria, there are other criteria you can access low interest loan autos the family independence initiative helped about 800 families and he plans to use a portion of the $500,000 money to expand the program to other country autos coming up next, there is a big new layoff announcement from silicon valley. hundreds of people about to lose their job autos stage is set tonight for first presidential debate. and voting against underway. >> there is a progress report on the new bay bridge. the lock is run to opening day. stay with us. >>> good evening, there is a packed house tonight. emotions are really on edge. abc 7 news is in that meeting and just told us that minutes ago the public comment portion started spiralling out of control. and this is happening because the city council is considering limiting public access to meetings after major disruptions. family an
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
five 11 weighs 200 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and may be traveling with her boyfriend. she was last seen driving a green ford explorer with a wyoming license plate number. back live now they were here from wyoming visiting keelan's mother. the 10-year-old has not been charged with a crime and staying with her grandmother. >> thank you. >> a little girl is in critical condition after being hit by a car while riding her bike in novato today 689 today and there is ples say the man driving this white suv hit the girl he did get out to help. the girl transfered to a center by helicopter and now, police are not releasing her age or any other details. >> there is 24 hours from now, critical mass bike ride will fill san francisco streets, possibly creating a mess of the friday night commute. they're going to gather along the embarcadero and ride from there. but this time it's not the typical ride. it's the 20th js anniversary of the event. there is an event that could be the biggest yet. >> and the city police chief says he's been told to expect 10,000 cyclists, maybe more. those w
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
brown signed a bill allowing same-day registration yesterday. the old deadline and current deadline is 15 days before an election. if voters cannot be verified on the spot they will be allowed to cast a professional ballot counted if the information checks out it won't start until 2016. when it does, supporters say it could boost voter rolls by 8%. 0 nopes are worried about fraud. >>> are you watching your facebook stock? trending down again closed down more than 9% yesterday to $20.79 a share, this comes after financial magazine baron's announced the stock is still too pricey and could fall further. stay with the abc7 morning news in our next half hour we go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange and see what the stock is doing at that point. >>> i wouldn't say our temperatures are plunging, but they have been cool for this time of year. >> they have been. mike is checking the forecast for us, meantime i'm glad you announced that was a light that popped. you said loaded gun, pop! it was good. letting people know. here's mike with the forecast. >>> new game mit we are doin
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight. governor brown signed the bill into law yesterday. it prohibits sexual orientation change for anyone 18. the senator who wrote it says it stops church from being psychologically abuse. >>> like the first episode of carmageddon in los angeles, the sequel this weekend ended without a hitch. live look of the project that shutdown one of the busiest freeways in the world over weekend, i-405 reopened last night hours ahead of the 5 a.m. deadline. looking live, traffic moving. how often do you see that? the mayor declared it a success and l.a. drivers are packing the freeways to get to work without the dreaded carmageddon. >>> you may want to watch out around the coliseum tonight a's welcoming rangers, -- >> during -- [ unintelligible ] >>> 7:05 first pitch, about 70°, drop to 60 by the end of the game. let's talk about what is going on as far as clouds, do you see any? no not as we look from vollmer peak towards san francisco to sutro tower to the coast, absolutely nothing. live doppler 7 hd about the clouds, you
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am PDT
men last seen in a brown car. . >> this afternoon a suspect shot by an officer in san francisco's mission district last thursday night is scheduled to be arraigned. police say 22-year-old is a known gang member, currently on parole. he was shot after police say he pulled a loaded gun on an officer. investigators say he was carrying a tech 9 semi-automatic pistol loaded with 25 rounds. the shooting sparked two nights of protests and vandalism at the police substation and nearby businesses. >>> both presidential candidates will be in ohio today. president obama and mitt romney have been running neck and neck among voters in the buckeye state. one candidate is opening up a lead in the polls. kira klapper joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: today's face off comes as new polls show romney falling behind and if he were to lose ohio his path to victory would be difficult. numbers out today one poll had romney eight points behind president obama in ohio. in another swing state florida, romney trails by four points. this map shows projections of the steep climb for romney without ohio
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
stands and same-sex marriage would be legal in california. >>> governor brown approved or vetoed 58 bills over the weekend. ' a bill that will give some juveniles sentenced to life in prison, a chance to earn parole. the governor said yes to a bill requiring parents who don't want their kids immunized to sign a waiver. in addition, brown vetoed legislation allowing reporters to interview specific celebrity convicts in a bill that would have given overtime and meal breaks to domestic workers. 2ó recall" goes on sale today. he talks about how he ruined his wife. he praises shriver throughout his book, he also says he regrets the infidelity that i prompted shriver to file for divorce. >> i think it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. it was terrible. i inflicted tremendous pain on maria. and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> your children? >> yeah, because i had to tell them. >> schwarzenegger will give his first live interview since the scandal on "good morning america" starting at 7:00. >>> today is another spare the air day in the bay area. air quality mana
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Sep 28, 2012 1:40am PDT
returned from their lockout to officiate the browns/ravens game in baltimore. cheers filled the stadium during the pregame coin toss when one ref said it's good to be back. the ravens won the game. unlike the monday night packers/seahawks debacle, it was controversy-free. thank goodness. >> thank goodness, gracious, get down and kiss the gridiron. yes. enough was enough. that was ridiculous. >> since when do refs get a standing ovation. they're usually sort of, thankless job. >> insults. expletives hurled at them. >> i know. >> you're exactly right. >> standing ovation? wow! >> refs must have been like what kind of parallel universe are we in. they're cheering us right now. they get a nice raise. $18,000 raise to start. eventually i think right now at $140,000, some odd dollars, they're going to go up to the $200,000 level. >> that's significant for a part-time job. >> by the end of the eighth year. >> it is significant. a lot of people. i heard some people talking about it, eavesdropping on them. one guy was saying, this is way too much money. and it is a ton of money. when you
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
-driving cars -- yes, we said self-driving cars, california governor jerry brown called those science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality. >> they're closer to becoming reality than you think. abc's jim avila has taken one for a test drive. >> reporter: you've seen this, cars that slam on the brakes before you hit a pole. but here's something you have never seen. the car of the future. making the driver totally unnecessary. no hands. google's working on one. and the federal government is sponsoring a field test in ann arbor, michigan. with cars that automatically swerve past accidents and alert you to oncoming hazards. now, this at general motors test track. i sat in the driver's seat when this car stayed in its lane. it stopped on its own when a car driving 30 miles an hour slower, pulled in front of us. >> we can see the day when cars avoid collisions. >> reporter: it's on a dream, since george jetson sat in his flying car. >> the vehicle can take complete control and take you to your destination in comfort and safety and security. >> reporter: this prototype used radar, cameras and
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
drivers are poised to become the first in the nation to allow driverless cars. governor brown arrived at google headquarters in a computer-controlled toyota prius to sign legislation approving the vehicles. google is the driving force behind what is making it possible. they use software, radar and gps to guide vehicles at up to highway speeds. google says the prototypes have logged 300,000 miles without an accident. google expects to have driver free cars on the road within 10 years. >> and don't you have the temptation to grab the wheel? it is hard. >>> let's get a check of the forecast. >> it would be nice to sit and read. sandhya patel is here. >> giving you all kinds of ideas. dan and carolyn, good evening to you. we have autumn heat headed our way. we hillary run the sum -- we will rerun the summer heat. right now from the east bay hills camera, i want to show uh beautiful sunset as we look toward the camera. notice the fog. it was coming in, and it was coming in fast. i want to fast-forward to our rooftop camera. here is the time lapse. notice the fog. the bay bridge is in and out
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
lockout so the regular refs can call tonight's browns/ravens games in baltimore. in a statement, roger goodell said, we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field. and i want to give a special thanks to nfl fans for their passion. now, it's time to put the focus on the teams and players where it belongs. this end to monday night's packers/seahawks game. two replacement refs make different calls. >> this is comical to me, really. >> reporter: ultimately ruling what looked like an interception a touchdown. the call infuriated announcers, players and fans. >> bring the guys back now. >> beyond you and i in the sports world and football people, this went to the "today" show, "good morning america," it was national conversation. >> reporter: monday's finish and other embarrassing calls by replacement refs brought a new sense of urgency to strike a deal. c.j. spiller of the buffalo bills tweeted, welcome back, refs. glad y'all got a deal done. but thanks to replacement refs for doing their best. the refs will see a boost in salary over the next several seasons. a
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
vests made it safely to shore. >>> governor brown's tax measure getting support from hollywood heavyweights. donated combined $100,000 to the initiative. the donations came to days before governor brown announced he signed bills extending 100 million dollar film tax credit until 2017. >>> 6:06. time for a look at forecast, if you like it hot, you will like it again today. >> if you don't like it there is relief to be found in the bay area. >>> relief late this afternoon at the coast. temperatures will make a run up to 80 then start to fall later into the evening rest of us will have to wait until overnight and tomorrow to get relief. temperatures this morning warmer than yesterday napa one degree cooler san jose exactly the same. we are starting off in the low to mid 60s except for north bay valleys to the coast in the 50s. storm track well north starting to slip a little farther south producing high pressure to the east going to lose its grip a little on the coast this afternoon. for rest of us, another scorcher, 50s and 60s now, by noon 80s and mid 90s bay and inland. coast 7
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
brown approved or vetoed 58 bills over the weekend. he approved a bill by senator ye that will give some juveniles sentenced to life a chance to earn parole and signed a bill requiring parents who don't want their kids immunized to sign a waiver. in addition, he vetoed legislation allowing reporters to interview specific celebrity convicts in a bill that would have given overtime and meal breaks to domestic workers. >>> this is in los angeles, apparently on city streets police chasing a vehicle there. >> looks like they are holding well back of the vehicle. had a green light there went through red lights earlier. dangerous situation as always on city streets. we will buy you more on this chase as it continues. right now a look at the weather. >>> this is happening after carmageddon two in los angeles ends. the bay area no place to avoid unless you don't like it hot then this is not your day. >> head to the coast, get in the water. where it is going to be cooler. spare the air means please keep your drying and knowing to a limited amount, -- and mowing to a limited amount, if you can
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
take as long as three days to three weeks. abc7 news. >>> governor jerry brown has signed in law two bills that affect bay area residents. one regulates the use of red light cameras statewide. this bill specifically prohibits the use of red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires camera locations be based on safety considerations and nothing else. it also requires adequate signs to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticketed drivers to get that ticket cleared. >> governor brown also signed a bill expanding the ban on openly carrying handguns to include rifles and shotguns with a few exceptions. the new law makes it a maryland to display an unloaded firearm of any kind in a public place. however it does not apply to hunters, members of the military, rural californians or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranks or to gun smiths. >> the expanded plastic bag ban is almost here. come monday you will have to pay ten cents for a paper or compostable bag from the city retailers. none of them will be allowed to offe
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
long as three days to three weeks. abc7 news. >>> governor jerry brown has signed in law two bills that affect bay area residents. one regulates the use of red light cameras statewide. this bill specifically prohibits the use of red light cameras solely to raise revenue for local governments. it requires camera locations be based on safety considerations and nothing else. it also requires adequate signs to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and make it easier for wrongfully ticketed drivers to get that ticket cleared. >> governor brown also signed a bill expanding the ban on openly carrying handguns to include rifles and shotguns with a few exceptions. misdemeanor to display an unloaded firearm of any kind in a public place. however it does not apply to hunters, members of the military, rural californians or anyone transporting guns to shooting ranks or to gun smiths. >> the expanded plastic bag ban is almost here. come monday you will have to pay ten cents for a paper or compostable bag from the city retailers. none of them will be allowed to offer you plastic. the ban goe
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Sep 26, 2012 1:05am PDT
nation to allow driverless cars. governor brown arrived at google headquarters in a computer-controlled toyota prius to sign legislation approving the vehicles. google is the driving force behind what is making it possible. they use software, radar and gps to guide vehicles at up to highway speeds. google says the prototypes have logged 300,000 miles without an accident. google expects to have driver free cars on the road within 10 years. >> and don't you have the temptation to grab the wheel? it is hard. >>> let's get a check of the forecast. >> it would be nice to sit and read. sandhya patel is here. >> giving you all kinds of ideas. dan and carolyn, good evening to you. we have autumn heat headed our way. we hillary run the sum -- we will rerun the summer heat. right now from the east hills hills camera, i want to show uh beautiful sunset as we look toward the camera. notice the fog. it was coming in, and it was coming in fast. i want to fast-forward to our rooftop camera. here is the time lapse. notice the fog. the bay bridge is in and out of that fog. it is going to caus
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and benefits of vaccines. >> we demand and expect that governor brown will sign these bills into law. >> immigrant rights activists pleaded with the governor to pass two bills during a ramly at u.c. berkeley this afternoon. one bill would allow undocumented students to get california driver licenses. another would exempt california police from turning over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities unless they have been convicted or charged with a serious crime. >> we are all californians with or without papers. there's no reason why the undocumented immigrant community should be continued to be subjected to second class citizenship in the state of california. >> currently the federal government secure communities law requires local police to turn over undocumented immigrants who are accused of minor and nonviolent crimes, even if they don't have a prior criminal record. >>> san jose police are investigating the city's 34th homicide of the year. police say it started with a fight near the burn-all road and hospital ray highway just before 1:00 this morning. officers found a m
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Oct 3, 2012 1:05am PDT
flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. sz. >> new research from uc sf link tanning bed to increase in skin cancer. indoor tanner are 67 percent more likely to develop carcinoma compared with those who never used tanning bed and base el cell carcinoma increased by 29 percent. melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer increase and indoor tanning before age 25 at the highest risk. >> medical researcherpaid paid some human guinea pig thousands office dollars per person to see exactly what happened when they ate fast-food every day. study at washington university in st. louis examine the effects of eating one mea
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> a preschooler has become a hero after kuchl together rescue when her mom collapsed in front of her. >> this is remarkable. >> diana knew she would move heaven and earth to help her daughter but never expected her 4-year-old would be saving her. >> the frightening ordeal began when jenson collapsed from her coach to the floor. livia called 911. >> the description is a two by four in the back of my head and side. >> jenson, who has lupus was suffering a seizure. >> stay by mommy telling me if your stomach ising up and down. >> mommy is your stomach going up and down? >> yes. >> is that mommy in the bok ground? >> yes. >> she was unable to speak only gesturing. >> mommy what is wrong? >> head? okay. >> she's not answering you? >> no. her head hurts. she's showing you what hurts. >> this is the only time the dispatcher met the person on the other end of the phone. livia left an impression. >> to be able to talk to someone and
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
found butter brown and stolen items inside. >> there is police releasing this sketch of a murder suspect. police say it was one of a group of men who beat, then shot to death a 24-year-old in june in the mission district. he's described as a hispanic male between five six and five nine with hair pulled back in a bun and he was wearing a blue golden state warriors jacket. >> there is a memorial for ambassador christopher steven who's died after an attack on the u.s. embassy in bengazy. the public is invited to attend. >> and more problems for american airlines this time, a flight forced to turn after the landing gear jammed. abc news has latest trouble for american. >> there is flight 1862 is apparently forced to turn around after the land landing gear appears to jam. >> there is a gear on site. >> passengers told to brace. >> they assumed position and it was scary. >> some are skeptical because of the labor disputes with union worker autos some people are cheering and there are the rest of us thinking was this yeel reel? >> this emergency came on the same day the carrier granted 47 of th
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, there are refs ready to go for tomorrow night's browns/ravens game. if the deal gets done in the next 24 hours the rest of the refs could be on the field sunday. either way the refs taken for granted no longer. >>> thank you so much. dan. now we turn to an uprising in the school cafeteria. schools say healthy lunches now mandated under federal guidelines are leaving them hungry. the new menu is supposed to help fight obesity but the kids are fighting back with a song and raising questions what's enough. we want to know what's happening with the lunches they're getting. abc's senior national correspondent, jim avila, has more. >> it's a lunch room revolt. ♪ i need to get some food today ♪ >> reporter: students and teachers at this kansas high school, creating a viral video protesting of the new calorie-cutting menus in their cafeteria. they say they're just not getting enough to eat. ♪ we are hungry >> reporter: their complaint new usda school lunch guidelines, rolled out this fall, limiting calories to fight the obesity epidemic among america's youth. the new nutritionist r
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm PDT
news.com. >> governor brown signed two important bills over the weekend. one eliminates guidelines preventing younger women from getting mammograms and other requiring doctor dwrorz notify a woman when the mammogram detects dense breast tissue making cancer more difficult to detect. >> with just over six weeks before the november election mitt romney is taking aim at president obama's foreign policy. and he attacked the president for calling recent attacks in the middle east and muslim protests just a bump in the road he said developments in the middle east are bumps in the road. yes that. is my reaction. bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. >> the president did not comment on foreign affairs when taping an appearance on the view today. he took the opportunity to slam romney on his 60 minutes interview when asked if it was fair that he paid a lower tax rate than a person making $50,000 a year he said yes. that is fair and he said that is the way you've got economic growth. i have a different vision about how to grow an economy its the first time the president and f
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
are headed for the showers. the real refs will be back tonight for the ravens/browns game. across the nation, relief. >> this breaking news story. the locked out referees are locked out no more. >> reporter: it was this single moment. this botched call by replacement referees during monday's seahawks/packers game. >> who has it? who do they give it to? >> reporter: that changed what had been a labor dispute over the fight over the integrity of america's most popular sport. >> referees union is back. and was this the play that got them there? >> it became clear, this is more than winners and losers. this is more than complaining about a bad call here or there. this had to be taken care of. >> reporter: it appears to two sides got the message, after hearing from angry fans, players and coaches. >> oh, wow! >> reporter: the nfl commissioner saying, quote, this agreement supports long-term reforms that will make officiating better. the teams, players and fans want and deserve both consistency and quality in officiating. sources say the eight-year agreement pleases both sides, with a compe
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
weekend, governor jerry brown is going through nearly 1,000 bills that must be signed or vetey -- vetoed by midnight on sunday. he signed one prohibiting red-light camera use solely to raise money for government. and it must be based on safety considerations and must require adequate signs to notify drivers that the cameras are in use and makes it easier to get wrongfully ticketed drivers to get the ticket cleared. bart trains are being rerouted in pleasant hill. bart is trying to stop the water dripping from the concourse ceiling and in the gates in the winter months. it will be four weekends between now and the end of october. check with bart on how to get around the work. record number of riders are taking caltrans, so now it is adding six more train, starting on monday, there will be two brand-new trains and four others that were moth balled because of budget cuts are now being restored. caltrans is rearranging its schedule to give passengers greater flexibility and adds a silicon valley stop for 12 limited service trains. in june, caltrans averaged 50,000 week-day riders.
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
browns-ravens game tonight will have regular refs officiating. owners and union reached tentative agreement. the refs gained good leverage after monday night's game. universally, agreed upon wrong call bay the replace s cost the packers a win against seattle monday. under the new deal the refs get more money, compromised on a pension shun 401(k) plan and the -- and the nfl may hire officials full time. >> taking those guys for granted at some point and it is showing up that those guys were doing an excellent job. >> obviously, as a player, i mean we still gonna have our same arguing points even when the real refs come back. but we can live with that. >> reporter: the replacement ref who may the infamous call is lance easley of santa maria a friend of his says no one feels more badly than lance. a tweet 30 minutes ago: good to see the regular refs coming back. i'm sure the scabs are disappointed they have to return to their jobs at footlocker. ouch. sunday all games will have the pros on the field. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> but he's not bitter. >>> i'd hate to see his bitter. >
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Sep 27, 2012 1:40am PDT
travel and lifestyle editor genevieve brown says some airlines are even taking baggage fees to a whole new level in time for the holidays. >> spirit airlines will be charging as much as $100 for a carry-on bag. i think that might take a lot of people by surprise over the thanksgiving holiday. >> per carry on? >> reporter: the transportation department inspector general also sees baggage fees continuing as the airline industry deals with increasing oil prices, labor disputes, and and consolidation. leaving less competition and fewer flight options. >> to say you have to pay more money when fuel is going down for baggage. is some what ludicrous. >> reporter: one airline taking advantage of the backlash is southwest. >> you have to give it up for bags fly free. >> reporter: in a new ad, southwest is trying to gain customers with the bags fly free policy. jetblue also gives customers their first checked bag free. experts say the best way to try to save money is book your tickets for tuesday, wednesdays or saturdays which are typically the cheapest days to fly. brandi hitt, abc news,
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Oct 1, 2012 2:00am PDT
brown approved or vetoed 58 bills. he approved a bill by the state senator that will give some juveniles sentenced to life in prison a chance to earn parole. the governor also said yes to a bill requiring parents who don't want their kids immunized to sign a waiver indicating they have beg educated on vaccines. he vetoed legislation allowing them to interview specific celebrity convicts and a bill that would have given over time and meal breaks to domestic workers. >>> tomorrow is the supreme court's first day of the new term. six of the nine justices went to church to receive the traditional blessings on the court. one major case that is expected to be heard is california's proposition 8 the ban on same-sex marriage. it could be heard sometime in november. >>> oracle world world in san francisco kicked off with a keynote address from larry ella son. he announced some major new products. lilian kim is live at the mosconi center with more on that. lilian? >> alan, this is where it is all happening. we are at the mosconi center where they wanted to know what larry ella son had to
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
collective sigh of relief? the browns-ravens game tonight will have regular refs officiating sunday all games will have the pros on the field. the new deal does still need to be ratified by the 121 members of the union. by all accounts that is going to happen. the refs, they gained good leverage in the negotiations after monday night's game. call by replacements called the packers win against seattle even president obama and gop vp candidate paul ryan agree it was the wrong call that's along with football fans nationwide. under the new deal the refs get more money, compromise on a pension 401(k) plan and the nfl may hire some officials fulltime. >> still have control of the officials also give them increased pay, increased salaries, increased ability to at least continue their good careers. i think in many ways both sides compromise. there's pain on both sides at the end of the negotiations but heal once both sides get together. >> reporter: the regular refs had been locked out since june in a few over compensation also the power to bench bad refs. as it turned out no one was worse than
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> bam. >> sugar, white and brown. just get it all in there. >> you are a master in the kitchen. i can tell that right now. >> you can bam that if you want. but keep it in the bowl. >> kopow. >> what's something that people leave out of a pumpkin pie that makes a real difference? >> spices. cinnamon, coriander. i use a little ginger. and you put the filling in right here. all right. how is it? good? >> it's fantastic. >> oh. >> who baked that? comes out of the oven looking this delicious, right? >> exactly. pumpkin soup, delicious. i make a little herb oil. and just drizzle that. taste this. >> hot or cold? >> served hot. set it down. >> emeril, jack here, cannot get enough. i can't keep him in pie. >> one of my favorite things, elizabeth, have you tasted the lasagna? >> i did. it's a unique taste. >> slices of pumpkin. ricotta cheese, apple, sage. >> fantastic. >> our favorite part of the morning. >> recipes goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! we'll be right back, everybody. [ female announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits on their own are amazing, but press out some biscuit dough, add
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